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WE are deeply honored to write our "Beauty In The Wind" image has been featured by these art groups:
1 = Animal Photographs: 1/17/2018
2 = Created b y Southern Artists: 1/17/2018
3 = Poetic Poultry: 1/18/2018
4 = USA Photographers ONLY: 1/18/2018
5 = Images That Excite You: 1/18/2018
6 = Wild Birds Of The World: 1/18/2018
7 = FAA Portraits - Birds: 1/18/2018
8 = 10 Plus: 1/19/2018
9 = Black Background and Color: 1/19/2018
10 = Coastal Water Birds-Shore Birds: 1/23/2018
11 = Wildlife One A Day: 1/23/2018
12 = KINGDOM Animalia: 1/25/2018
13 = Photography and Nature 101: 1/28/2018
14 = Your Very Best Photography: 2/03/2018
15 = 500 Views - 1 Image A Day: 2/03/2018
16 = AAA Images: 3/15/2018
17 = 500 Views Share Group: 6/18/2018
On January 13, 2018 Deb & I had the pleasure of, again, visiting the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge located south of Tallahassee, Florida along the Gulf of Mexico coast even though it was a cold and windy day.
While there we came upon this gorgeous & majestic great egret as it perched on a low hanging limb over a canal. We slowly approached this great egret as we hoped not to cause it alarm to take flight. Lucky for us this beautiful bird seem to pay us no attention so Deb photographed it from one angle and I dared to try getting closer from another. In fact, I was sitting very close on a declined grass bank on the canal in a rifleman's sitting position on the ground when I captured this image. The angle put me almost level with the perched egret. After we each clicked off some 20 or so images to make sure we had enough from which to, hopefully, choose a truly great one for uploading we left this beautiful bird in peace to enjoy the wind and its day. This image was photographed by me, Bill. Now for a few facts about this species thanks to Wikipedia.
The great egret (Ardea alba), also known as the common egret, large egret or (in the Old World) great white egret or great white heron is a large, widely distributed egret, with four subspecies found in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and southern Europe. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world. It builds tree nests in colonies close to water.
The species breeds in colonies in trees close to large lakes with reed beds or other extensive wetlands, preferably at height of 10–40 feet (3.0–12.2 m). It begins to breed at 2–3 years of age by forming monogamous pairs each season. It is unknown if the pairing carries over to the next season. The male selects the nest area, starts a nest and then attracts a female. The nest, made of sticks and lined with plant material, could be up to 3 feet across. Up to six bluish green eggs are laid at one time. Both sexes incubate the eggs and the incubation period is 23–26 days. The young are fed by regurgitation by both parents and they are able to fly within 6–7 weeks.
The great egret feeds in shallow water or drier habitats, feeding mainly on fish, frogs, small mammals, and occasionally small reptiles and insects, spearing them with its long, sharp bill most of the time by standing still and allowing the prey to come within its striking distance of its bill which it uses as a spear. It will often wait motionless for prey, or slowly stalk its victim.
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Bill and Deb Hayes
January 17th, 2018
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